Joe Swash breaks into his bathroom in a panic after Stacey Solomon spends too long in the bath

JOE Swash broke into his bathroom in a panic after Stacey Solomon spent too long enjoying a soak in the bath.

The TV presenter grew worried after Stacey locked herself in the bathroom for some relaxing me time while the kids were being put to bed.

But the uncharacteristically long soak worried Joe, who burst in, in a flap.

Stacey wrote on Instagram: "I had the longest bath ever, so Joe unlocked the door from the outside ad burst in to check I was OK…

"I just wanted to stay in therelong enough to guarantee all the boys were in bed."

The Loose Women star had shared a pic of her bath before climbing into the tub.

She turned the water orange and dropped in slices of the dried fruit, while on a tray across the middle were candles and a selection of Stacey's favourite Daim bars.

Just days ago Joe shared a rare snap of his son Harry during their fishing trip after saying the custody battle for him was "the best money he's ever spent".

He wrote "I love him so much" and shared videos with the 13-year-old in the great outdoors.

The star and his eldest son were kitted out in waterproof jackets and fishing gear as they braved the autumn chill.

Cheeky Harry had the best time with his dad, pulling funny faces and laughing in their photos and videos on Instagram.

Joe told his fans over one of the snaps: "Had the best time fishing with my boy @harryswash. I think fishing is going 2 be our new hobby."

Later, the proud dad showed off their catch in a huge net and lit a fire to cook their haul.

Joe said last month that battling with his ex over their son Harry was the "best money" he'd ever spent.

Joe, 38, and his ex-fiancee Emma Sophocleous, 35, dated between 2005 and 2008 and share their son Harry, 13.

In a new interview, the telly star said the court battle over custody of their son was well worth the money.

But he admitted he felt "quite sorry for Hal for what he's had to go through".

Joe opened up about becoming a blended family with his girlfriend Stacey Solomon, 30, on the podcast, Step Life.

"With me and Harry it was tricky with his mum," he said.

"We had to go to court and stuff like that. So in hindsight it's a great thing. But it's been a strange one for Hal – he's had to do a lot of adapting.

"I do feel quite sorry for Hal for what he's had to go through."

Joe said that going to court to settle their differences "changed our lives".

"It's just one of those things, his mum and I weren't agreeing on certain things and we had to go to court," he said.

"We had to do it that way. And that's what courts are there for, to sort things out.

"And it done exactly that. It's changed our lives."

After the court's ruling, Joe's relationship with his son has flourished.

"Me and Hal, we're in each other's lives on a daily basis now," he said.

"We talk to each other every day, we see each other every couple of days, he only lives 20 minutes away from me and at the beginning, maybe even five years ago, it's completely different to what it is now."

He advised other parents having difficulty getting access to their kids to "stick with it".

"You know, I always said to my mum, when I was in court fighting for Hal, I wouldn't want to spend my money on anything else apart from wanting to see my kid. And it's the best money I've ever spent," he explained.

Joe now lives with Stacey and they had their first son together – 15-month-old Rex – last year.

The Loose Women panellist also has children Zachary, 12, with her ex Dean Cox, and Leighton, eight, with her ex Aaron Barham.

 "We couldn't be more blended if you tried," he said.

"And like you said, it is tricky. It's not straightforward.

"There's lot of people to take into consideration. Some of them people might not be as reasonable as other people, you know, so it's a constant minefield of trying to juggle and keep all the parties happy."

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